Virtual training offered through city’s new workforce development program
We live in a digital world and teleworking, virtual schools and online meetings have dramatically increased our use of technology this year. Almost everything we interact within our daily lives relies heavily on computer code, putting coding and information technology skills in extremely high demand now into the foreseeable future. Jobs are available in this industry, we now need a skilled workforce ready to step into these rewarding and challenging careers!
Last week, we shared information on the city’s CARES Act Workforce Assistance Program (C-WAP), which offers free workforce development services for Newport News residents affected by COVID-19. This innovative new program provides training in industries that are in critical need of employees and that pay minimum wages of $13.50 per hour.
A program partner, Tech Talent South, is actively recruiting Newport News residents to join their free digital technology and coding skills training program. Residents will participate in virtual sessions to learn the foundations of front and back-end software development, including website creation, coding and mobile app creation. Graduates will be able to apply and compete for entry-level technology and tech-adjacent positions, such as Software Engineer, Business Analyst, and so much more.
Newport News residents of all ages and backgrounds who were financially impacted by COVID-19 are invited to apply, especially those who were laid off due to the pandemic. There is no cost to the program and virtual trainings will begin immediately. Participants will graduate by December 30, 2020 To apply, visit the Tech Talent South website.